Brighton Housing Trust

This Mental Health Awareness Week we mark our recent merger with local mental health service providers Sussex Oakleaf

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Brighton Housing Trust

This Mental Health Awareness Week we mark our recent merger with local mental health service providers Sussex Oakleaf

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment

Homelessness

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

Community Champion Awards go to BHT care home volunteers!

This Mental Health Awareness Week, BHT is celebrating Sheila Nuttall and Peter Taylor, who volunteer at our mental health care homes in Hove and who ...
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BHT’s supporters get creative and raise more than £3000!

BHT's supporters joined people from across the UK to take part in the ‘2.6 challenge’, a campaign to help charities that have lost funds due ...
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Virtual Choir launched for homeless people in Brighton

The Choir with No Name Brighton has launched a ‘virtual choir’ online, as part of efforts to make sure its members can stay connected during ...
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The 2.6 Challenge – we need you!

Take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to raise money for BHT during the Coronavirus crisis.

BHT's Case Studies

Baddar

For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.

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